Melissa Szalkowski

Melissa Mace



Hello! I am another version of you. I was born in Monterey California but grew up in upstate New York. I studied traditional photography at Rochester Institute of Photography. Several years were lived in New York City working as an independent Photo-Illustrator for a variety of magazines. A Photo-Retouching career allows me to now live in the Hudson Valley and work remotely with commercial clients and individuals. I love spending time in nature and going on a meditative walks in the woods. I take snapshots of rocks, trees, moss... anything with interesting texture and patterns.  I mirror the images on the computer and recolor them. These creations are a vision of wholeness and balance. It’s all a bit too simple for the mind. Yet there is a beauty and a weirdness, an unfamiliarity and a recognition to it all.